CILA maintains a physical library at its office at the South Texas College of Law Houston. Attorneys are welcome to visit their offices should they wish to utilize this library. The library includes both primary and secondary resources relevant to representing children in immigration proceedings including resources from the ABA, AILA, ILRC, Texas state law resources and more. The library is constantly growing. For a current list of titles, see below:

Physical Library Resources (Available at CILA Office at South Texas College of Law):

ABA Resources

  • Handbook on Questioning Children: A Linguistic Perspective, Third Edition
  • ABA Standards for the Custody, Placement and Care; Legal Representation; and Adjudication of UAC in the US
  • ABA International Family Law Desk Book, 2ndEdition
  • ABA Attorney Standards: Child Welfare Legal Representation

AILA Resources

  • AILA Immigration & Nationality Act, 2015, 2016, 2018 Edition
  • AILA Immigration Regulations 6, 20, 22, 28, 42, 45 CFR, 2015, 2016, 2018 Edition
  • AILA Immigration Regulations 8 CFR, 2015, 2016, 2018 Edition
  • AILA’s Immigration Practice Toolbox
  • AILA’s Immigration Litigation Toolbox
  • AILA’s Asylum Primer, Fifth Edition, by Regina Germain
  • AILA’s Asylum Primer, Seventh Edition, by Dree K. Collopy
  • AILA’s Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2007-2008)
  • AILA’s Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (2006-2007)
  • AILA’s Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court, 4thEdition
  • AILA’s Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, 7thEdition
  • AILA’s The Waivers Book, 2ndEdition
  • AILA’s Representing Clients in Immigration Court, 2009, 5thEdition
  • Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook, 14th, 15thEdition
  • The International Adoption Sourcebook

ILRC Resources

  • Representing Survivors of Human Trafficking, 2ndEdition
  • FOIA Requests & Other Background Checks, 1stEdition
  • Inadmissibility & Deportability, 4thEdition
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, 4thEdition
  • Essentials of Asylum Law, 3rd& 4thEdition
  • Naturalization & U.S. Citizenship, 14thEdition
  • The VAWA Manual, 7thEdition
  • Motions to Suppress, 3rd & 4thEdition
  • Removal Defense, 1st& 2ndEdition
  • The U Visa, 4thEdition

O’Connor’s Texas State Law Resources

  • O’Connor’sFamily Law Handbook 2016, 2017
  • O’Connor’sFamily Code Plus2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2018-2019
  • O’Connor’sFamily Law Forms 2014, 2016, 2017
  • O’Connor’sFamily Law Forms ♦ Enforcement 2015
  • O’Connor’sCivil Trials 2016, 2017
  • O’Connor’sCivil Forms 2016, 2017
  • O’Connor’sTexas Rules of Evidence Handbook 2016, 2017

Other Resources

  • Fundamentals of Legal Research, Seventh Edition
  • Representing Children in Child Protective Proceedings: Ethical and Practical Dimensions
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress: Self-Care Issues for Clinicians, Researchers, & Educators
  • Transforming the Pain: A Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization
  • Mental Health First Aide USA – For Adults assisting Young people
  • Children & The Law – Doctrine, Policy, & Practice, 2ndEdition
  • A Practical Guide to Legal Writing & Legal Method, 2ndEdition
  • Immigration & Refugee Law & Policy, 5thEdition
  • NITA’s Trial Advocacy Basics, 2ndEdition
  • National Juvenile Defense Standards
  • Diccionario de Términos Jurídicos
  • Do They Hear You When You Cry
  • The Anxious Lawyer
  • Enrique’s Journey
  • Dreaming America, Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention
  • Approaching the Bench from Inside the Immigration Court – English and Spanish versions
  • Homeless Youth Handbook – Legal Issues and Options – Texas
  • Just for Now: kids and the people of the court – English and Spanish versions